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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 January 2006, 14:48 GMT
Aussie Open day nine photos

Fabrice Santoro takes times out on court against David Nalbandian

Fabrice Santoro is crushed by David Nalbandian after tasting his first major quarter-final at the 54th attempt

David Nalbandian celebrates his victory over Fabrice Santoro

Masters Cup champion Nalbandian moves ominously into the semi-finals with a confident victory

Fabrice Santoro leaves the Rod Laver Arena

After 14 appearances in Melbourne, Santoro's moment in the sun is over as he leaves the Rod Laver Arena in defeat

Maria Sharapova shows her frustration against Nadia Petrova

An out-of-sorts Maria Sharapova cannot hide her frustration against Russian compatriot Nadia Petrova

Nadia Petrova rues her error-strewn display against Maria Sharapova

Petrova wastes chance after chance to defeat Sharapova - and pays the price

Maria Sharapova wins a key point against Nadia Petrova

Sharapova shows how much she wants victory despite an error-strewn display

Maria Sharapova celebrates her narrow victory

Despite a poor performance Sharapova lives to fight another day - she wins 7-6 6-4

Lindsay Davenport

Lindsay Davenport starts well against Justine Henin-Hardenne and wins the opening set 6-2

Henin-Hardenne fights back

But the momentum switches to Henin-Hardenne and the Belgian wins 2-6 6-2 6-3

Marcos Baghdatis bites a ball in frustration in his match with Ivan Ljubicic

And in the final match of the day, Marcos Baghdatis survives an Ivan Ljubicic fightback to reach the semi-finals

Nikolay Davydenko goes fishing

Nikolay Davydenko relaxes before his quarter-final with Roger Federer by fishing off St Kilda pier on his rest day

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